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Old 08-31-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default Boxing - The most tempting sport to skip the basics

and to jump into the advanced moves and counters

anyone agree?


I recently have been going back to the basics, as do a few people in my gym now but im lucky im the newest there. I came from a mcdojo then went to an acual gym got beat up nicely and had to relearn everything, listened to my coaches but practiced advanced flashy looking combos, footwork, counterpunches. Now im back to the drawing board with footwork especially, im off position majority of the time to punch but it just clicked today the last moment in the gym when i asked my coach to move around a bit to show me how he moves so smoothly and is always in a position to attack. So now im relearning my footwork again but im glad that i caught on before i really made it a really bad habit.

A few people in my gym are having to work on there jab now, and other people with there footwork. It was odd watching the more experienced guy with a few fights having trouble with the basic footwork and now im constantly preaching to my brother not to jump into things, slow down, master the basics before doing any of those things.


Anyone had this problem?

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Old 09-01-2012, 04:08 AM   #2
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"In no sport is the temptation stronger than in boxing to run before you can walk. It is a temptation more strenuous than some others to be resisted. You must learn to stand in position before you begin to hit..." - J.G Bohun Lynch

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Old 09-01-2012, 06:59 AM   #3
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Yup.

I always felt like a prick shadow boxing, sparred an ex pro, got battered and wondered why it was so easy for him to counter my jab and basically... I jabbed once infront of a mirror and saw the problem.

My chin doesn't tuck in to my shoulder when I pop my jab.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:08 AM   #4
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I feel one problem could be when new guys spar and one guy is focusing entirely on doing things technically correctly and ends up robotic as a result, but the opponent isn't bothering with that and just swings for the fences, the second guy is likely to get the better. I imagine that would be beneficial for the one trying to get the fundamentals right, but only in the long run. It must be pretty discouraging at first
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:40 AM   #5
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I agree 100% I've been training for years and I'm still trying to perfect my positioning/stance and my footwork.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:40 PM   #6
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Absolutely. In fact I think this thread has kind of reminded me that the next time I go to train, I simply need to revisit and revamp my fundamentals.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:49 PM   #7
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a bit of philosophy here: It takes the longest time to learn the simplest things. In boxing true as well.
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